Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Double Coconut Cookie Recipe

Double coconut cookies
There are plenty of recipes for double chocolate chip cookies floating around, even some triple chocolate chip cookies. I myself joined the crowd and developed a recipe for double chocolate coffee daim cookie. These cookies are fabulous.

In the cookie world I noticed a gap for double coconut cookies and I decided to do something about it. And I am glad I did as the double coconut cookies are divine, coconutty, light, crispy, crumbly and coconutty. Yes double the coconutty because the cookies use both desiccated coconut and coconut oil.

Unlike butter which is 80% fat and 20% water, coconut oil is 100% fat, 100% of flavour. As a result of the higher fat content the cookies are more crumbly. The cookies only just hold together, and disintegrate under the slightest of pressure. They are delicate requiring tender and care during handling. Some cookies can break a glass window if thrown at it, these double coconut cookies will probably break apart even before reaching the window. 

This is the first time that I used coconut oil in baking. The cookies rose quite a bit but strangely they did not spread much sideways. I made two batches. The photo on top is from dough that was formed into discs. The photo at the bottom is of balls of dough that was not flattened. I would definitely recommend forming discs or if you are placing balls of dough, to flatten them quite well.
  
Ingredients
½ cup coconut oil (should be soft)
½ cup sugar
½ cup desiccated coconut (recommended toasted)
1 cup flour (you may need a little more)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt

Directions
1.  Heat oven to 180 degrees celcius
2.  Mix coconut oil and sugar until sugar is dissolved
3.  Add egg and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly
4.  Add sifted flour, baking powder and coconut and mix well 
6.  Place discs or small balls on a greased cookie sheet and flatten. 
7.  Bake until cookies are golden brown and delicious, about 15 minutes

Double coconut chip cookies

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ll surely try it myself. I’ve been always fond of eating cookies since childhood. The use of coconut oil as an alternative for butter is a healthier option, too.

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  2. Just made these and they came out great, loved the rich coconut flavor.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, glad to hear they turned out great.

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